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Bars and nightlife in County Donegal

Top bars

Bar
“Award-winning Gastropub popular with locals and tourists. Family run for generations and offering a very warm welcome”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
“Waterloo place is filled with bars all with live music from top to bottom. You will find that Peadar O'Donnells is a small but traditional pub filled with culture and music every night.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A bit of the beaten track but worth a visit. There is a lovely welcoming fire to sit around and enjoy a glass of Guinness after a brisk walk.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Beautiful location on the sea serving excellent food. Enjoy the lovely gardens and original style bar”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Glen:- IF YOU WANT A SPECIAL TREAT and go for a little fine dining This restaurant is my favourite . The pub alone is worth visit, in a hamlet in the middle of nowhere, its a great find, The Olde Glen Bar is one of Donegal's Oldest (Circa 1768) & most famous Bar & Restaurant. Full of old world charm & character. The Olde Glen Bar serves up a generous Gin & Whiskey list and delicious local beers on tap. There are open fires, live music and always plenty of craic. The Restaurant can be very busy so to avoid disappointment call 083 1585 777to book the restaurant Glen Bar 12:00 noon - 11.30pm Monday - Sunday (Open everyday) Restaurant Hours 6:00pm - 9:00pm Tuesday - Sunday (Closed Mondays)”
  • 7 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Small, busy, atmospheric bar, always with good music and a joyous inclusive vibe”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Very popular Bar & Restaurant located up on a cliff-top with breath-taking views of Rossnowlagh Beach and Donegal Bay. And fantastic seafood! ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“Historic Bar and Restaurant along Railway Road, Buncrana. This transformed railway station house now provides a cosy atmosphere, great food and plenty of craic to all who enter its doors”
  • 6 locals recommend

Nightclubs

Night Club
“Very modern restaurant, recently refurbished! They have their own twist on some of the dishes. The bar also has live music and his a huge hit for locals and tourists”
  • 6 locals recommend
Nightclub
  • 1 local recommends
Plaza
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Lily's bar is a great spot for a night out in Malin. Guests can expect a warm welcome from staff and a great pint of stout by the open fire. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Nightclub
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“An old style Irish traditional family run bar serving excellent guinness. If you go into the bar you will probably meet a lot of characters from 'real' Ireland. Maggie is the landlady”
  • 2 locals recommend

Music venues

Music Venue
“Small, busy, atmospheric bar, always with good music and a joyous inclusive vibe”
  • 8 locals recommend
Music Venue
“A family run Hotel with great food and it's a great venue for weddings and conferences.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Pub
“Historic pub - warm friendly welcome and great food, perfect to bunker down after a days sightseeing or shopping in donegal town”
  • 4 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Dunlewey and the Poison Glen is a must stop for us and it didn’t disappoint. The trip down is a narrow, winding road, so don’t be in a rush to get there. Even with what is remaining of the church, it’s still beautiful in its own right. Mount Errigal is your backdrop!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Music Venue
  • 1 local recommends